Hugh Johnson

Hugh is an Award winning London & Italy based food and drink photographer whose passion for making the everyday norm appear beautiful allows his work to be both familiar and foreign. His portfolio celebrates simple combinations that work, without dressing-up. Egg and chips without the condiments. He recently won the prestigious Fortnum Photographer of the Year award winning 100% of the jury’s votes.

HJ was selected for a special attention by George Rodger, founder of Magnum and has since become a major international award winner with Grand Award at the International Advertising Festival in New York, Golds and Silvers at Art Directors Club, AOP, D&AD, Campaign. Hugh was the only British based photographer selected for the V&A exhibition Photography Now.

2019 saw the acquisition of several new awards, including Merit of Excellence at the International Colour Awards, double winner in both the American Masters Cup, IPA, Assoc’ of Photographers Awards and a Pink Lady Photo Awards Bronze.

HJ was was also one of 2 British based photographers selected to exhibit in the World Food Photography Awards 2016 in Denmark and selected again in 2019. Hugh is selected for inclusion in Luerzer's Top 200 World Photographers. His latest book, Kricket with chef Will Bowlby was published by Hardie Grant in May 2018 and voted one of the top ten cook books of the year. Hugh is currently working on Trattoria, a personal book project (publishers welcome).